GRN Dubrovnik (SD-1909 (TS-1932+))


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The Radetzky class of four ships (one more in this universe) were classed as semi-Dreadnoughts due to the heavy secondary battery of 9.4" guns. The last two Radetzky class semi-Dreadnoughts were transferred to Galicia in 1919 along with the Ploesti and Bucovina. All 4 ships were used for training the hundreds of cadets that were required to man the ships arriving in Galician waters. The Dubrovnik worked out of Dubrovnik and stayed based there for all its Galician service. The sistership Constanta did the same out of Constanta base. These were the oldest ships in the Galician Navy and the cost to keep them in service rose each year, so the decision was taken to slowly canibalise the ships for guns, parts and armour to outfit the new units being built. The 5.9" guns being an early casualty to be fitted to the Dobruja class.

The 9.4" were used for the main armament of the Wallachia class large cruisers, while the 12" guns armed the new battlecruiser Transilvania. What remained by 1934 was used as a static training ship in the port of its name. From 1938 the ships started receiving some AA weapons so that they could help with the ports AA defence. For the first time a director was fitted to the ships to aid the AA guns.

I had to redo all of these drawings as Mtoko's Radetzky variant was 422 feet long while the real life Radetzky was actually 451 feet long. I did not notice the discrepancy till I went to Wiki to get the Radetzky's details for entry on to this page. My error. What it did do was give me time to think that the Galicians in Constanta would probably want more and bigger AA guns on their ship than might be required for Dubrovnik which was much further away from enemy airbases and less likely to be attacked.


Displacement 24,400 tons std 30,700 tons full load
Length 451 ft
Breadth 81 ft
Draught 28 ft
Machinery 2 shaft triple expansion, 20,000shp
Speed 20 knots
Range 3000 miles at 10 knots (1000 at 20knots)
Armour 9.1" side, 2" deck, 9.8"/5.3"/3.9" turrets
Armament As built

4 x 12" (2x2)

8 x 9.4" (4x2)

12 x 5.9" (12x1)

8 x 88mm (8x1)

Dubrovnik 1938+

8 x 88mm (8x1)

6 x 37 mm (3x2)

8 x 20mm (8x1)


Constanta 1939+

8 x 5.3" (2x2 4x1)

4 x 37mm (2x2)

12 x 20mm (12x1)


Aircraft nil
Torpedoes nil
Complement 800 + cadets as TS (300 + trainees as AA/TS)
Notes GRN Dubrovnik

GRN Constanta



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